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INEC Declares Wike Winner Of Rivers Guber Poll

At last, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has been declared the winner of the state’s governorship election.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, the People’s Democratic Party candidate, Wike, polled 886,264 votes against his closest rival Awara Biokpomabo, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) who has the support of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi polled 173,859.

The exercise was suspended by the electoral body on March 10 following reports of violence in the state.

INEC’s collation officer for the governorship election, Prof. Teddy Adias, on Wednesday, declared the PDP candidate winner having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes.

Adias declared the total margin of between the two contestants as 712,405.


He said the total number of registered voters was 3,048,741, accredited voters 1,130,445, valid votes cast 1,102,823, total votes cast=1,123,840 and voided votes, 249,324.

By the end of Tuesday, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced results from 15 local government areas, Wike, had polled 426,369 votes against 129,855 votes secured by.

This lead was further extend when the commission announced four more results on Wednesday.

In Degema Local Government, Wike polled 12,133 votes to Awara’s 5,071 votes. In the 12 wards of Asari-Toru Local Government, he had 32,172 votes to Awara’s 18,945; while in the 12 wards of Ogo/Bolo Local Government, he polled 11,855 votes to Awara’s 814. The surprise of the day was in the 17 wards of Obio/Akpor Local Government, where he polled an astounding 281,164 votes to Awara’s 7,495.




When results of the four outstanding local governments were announced on Wednesday's evening, Wike's votes soared to 886,264, with Amara recording a distant 173,859.







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